Key Definitions for Aggression

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Key Definitions for Aggression



Aggression - in sport, behaviour intented to harm another person, physically or psycologically outisde the laws of the game.


Assertive behaviour - the use of physical force that is within the rules or ethics of a sport and is therefore legitimate.


Hostile aggression - the intention to harm outside the rules often as an emotional response to another performer or situation, the sole purpose being to cause harm or injury.


Instrumental aggression - aggression that intends to harm as a means to another goal.


Channelled aggression - feelings of aggression that are diverted into useful positive actions.


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